16 killed in Canada shooting rampage

first_imgAmong the victims was a veteran femaleconstable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which also handles municipaland provincial law enforcement in the province. OTTAWA – A gunman who drove a mock-uppolice car killed at least 16 people including a female constable in a shootingrampage across Nova Scotia, Canadian federal police said Sunday, the worst caseof its kind in the country’s history. The shooter, identified as GabrielWortman, 51, was shot dead by officers after a 12-hour manhunt across theeastern province ended Sunday morning. Members of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police tactical unit confer after a suspect in a deadly shooting rampage was neutralized at the Big Stop near Elmsdale, Nova Scotiam, Canada. AFP Police said the suspect had been on therun since Saturday night, when officers were alerted to shots fired in the townof Portapique, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Halifax. (AFP)last_img read more

Fears Cardiff player Emiliano Sala was on missing plane

first_img0Shares0000Emiliano Sala signed for Cardiff City on SaturdayLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 22 – There is “genuine concern” Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which disappeared between France and Cardiff.It is feared the Argentine striker was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu, which went missing off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night. Cardiff City, which signed the 28-year-old from French club Nantes on Saturday, said it was “seeking clarification” as to what happened.A search resumed at 08:00 GMT.Guernsey police said “no trace” of the missing aircraft had been found.It left Nantes at 19:15 and had been flying at 5,000ft when it contacted Jersey air traffic control requesting descent, the force said.The plane lost contact while at 2,300ft.Searches were suspended at 02:00 “due to strengthening winds, worsening sea conditions and reducing visibility”, police added.Cardiff Airport confirmed the aircraft was due to arrive from Nantes but a spokeswoman said there were no further details.The Met Office said at the time the aircraft went missing “there were some showers around, but nothing too intense”.“Wind speeds were not too bad – average speeds were around 15 to 20mph,” it added.As the search continued into the evening though, it became wetter and windier.Cardiff signed Sala for a club record £15m after protracted negotiations with Nantes.He has been among the top scorers in France in recent years and had scored 13 league and cup goals this season, third behind Kylian Mbappe and Nicolas Pepe.When his signing to Cardiff was announced, he said: “It gives me great pleasure and I can’t wait to start training, meet my new teammates and get down to work.”Club chief executive Ken Choo said: “I’m sure all Cardiff City fans will join me in that and we can look forward to seeing our record signing in a Bluebirds shirt.”The most recent tweet from Sala’s account was a picture of him and his former team-mates, captioned “ciao”.Sala began his playing career at Argentinian side Club Proyecto Crecer, before moving to French club Girondins Bordeaux in 2012.The flight disappeared off radar near the Casquets lighthouse, infamous among mariners as the site of many shipwrecks, 13km north-west of Alderney.HM Coastguard said the disappearance was not in the UK search and rescue area, but it had sent two helicopters to help.A spokeswoman said they were assisting Guernsey Coastguard with a search for a light aircraft off Alderney.“HM Coastguard helicopters from Solent and Newquay have been helping to search overnight with nothing found,” she said.-By BBC Sport- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DELAYS IN LONG-TERM ILLNESS REFUNDS MUST BE ADDRESSED – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has called on the Health Minister to ensure that the HSE refunds money owed to people with Long Term Illness cards as soon as possible.Charlie McConalogue TDThousands of people are due a rebate after they were mistakenly charged for their prescriptions, and despite assurances that the money would be repaid, many people still have not had the rebate returned to them.Deputy McConalogue explained, “There are a dozens of people across Donegal who were wrongly charged for their prescriptions, many of whom require a variety of medications to treat their illness. Former Health Minister James Reilly presided over an increase in prescription charges, from 50c to €2.50 per item, placing a substantial financial burden on these people and their families. People who paid the maximum fees every month will be due a refund of almost €100, however many people have still not received their rebates. “It took the HSE years to recognise that a mistake had been made and this year, they finally admitted that repayments should be issued to all affected. Following representations I made on behalf of a number of constituents, the HSE confirmed that the money would be issued by the end of October,” he said.The Donegal TD says none of the people who contacted me have had their refunds issued to date, and the HSE is now stating that the repayments will be made “in due course”.He added that this is a clear stalling tactic and is completely unacceptable.“These people, some of whom have seriously debilitating conditions like cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis, have already been put under unnecessary financial pressure, and now their refunds are being needlessly withheld. “It is unfair to expect these families, who have campaigned for years to have their payments reimbursed, to wait even longer for money which should never have been taken from them in the first instance. Minister Varadkar needs to take a hands-on approach and ensure repayments are issued as soon as possible”.DELAYS IN LONG-TERM ILLNESS REFUNDS MUST BE ADDRESSED – McCONALOGUE was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConalogue TDdonegalmedical refundslast_img read more